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“Average service, salty food”
Review of Cucina Alessa

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Ranked #85 of 508 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Denver, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
328 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Average service, salty food”
Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

Had dinner here recently. It was later in the evening. The staff were eating dinner in the bar and the service wasn't great. When the food came out, it was incredibly salty.

  • Visited September 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Walnut Creek, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“If you love Italian, you'll love this place”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Fresh made pasta? What could be better? We had a hard time picking because there was so many tempting dishes. I had the lobster ravioli and my husband ordered the paperdelle al sugo, and we shared. Worked out perfectly.

Visited May 2013
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Anaheim, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“pricey, poor parking”
Reviewed 27 July 2013

I wanted to make reservations for 18 people. Very small room. I learned they TAX the mandatory 20% tip (so the tip is about 22%)! The firm corkage fee was $15 per 750 ml, not the $5 reported elsewhere (never was $5 according to the mgr). The cost of the food is definitely $$$, not $$ (with salad + appetizer + entree >$35 plus drinks/tip is about $50) as others state. Staff was friendly. Parking spaces very limited -- have to park in the neighborhood. No view (just the highway).

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Arnold V
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Newport Beach, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“This is the way to run a restaurant”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Had lunch, ordered the Octopus Carpaccio, manager came out and apologized that they ran out because of the busy weekend. We had also ordered a glass of Prosecco, which they were also out of, so we changed to a different glass of wine. He suggested an alternative appetizer on the house, which we accepted, then he offered to open a different bottle of Prosecco that was not served by the glass which was also on the house. At this point we knew this restaurant was going above and beyond to make sure their customers were pleased with their dining experience.

Now for the food, every dish was excellent, service excellent, and the restaurant was very clean and cozy with nice décor. Will definitely go back and would highly recommend Cucina Alessa for a pleasant dining experience, they know how to run a restaurant..

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank induscomp
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Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very good place to eat.”
Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

I tried this rest after reading the reviews on Google and trip advisor. It is a cozy little rest in a small building. The service was great and I thought the food was reasonably priced for the area. Also a short walk across the street from the beach. I would recommend to try this place at least once.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank rprasad80
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